Libcom.org in the USA: Juan Conatz joins libcom collective

Juan and friends, celebrating.

Libcom.org is very happy to announce that one of our US-based users, Juan Conatz, has joined the admin collective.

For a good few years, Juan has been the most prolific contributor to the libcom library, so we thought it was only fair that he should have a say in the running of the site. (And a share of the blame for unpopular admin decisions.)

He is a Minneapolis Jew Rican, warehouse worker, member of the revolutionary union the Industrial Workers of the World and one of the editors of the excellent Recomposition blog.

We are particularly pleased that he has joined and we hope that his involvement in the site will help libcom.org become less UK-centric, and more a global resource for English-speaking angry workers and libertarian communists. Also we are very happy that he will be able to help develop our Spanish-language content and start a revolutionary dubstep archive.

Assistance from our users would be appreciated in monitoring Juan's posts to ensure that from now on he spells it "organise".

As a joining bonus he will be allowed to ban one user of his choice, so be nice to him!

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Nov 9 2012 17:46

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Chilli Sauce
Nov 9 2012 18:51
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He is a Minneapolis Jew Rican

Affirmative action strikes again wink

Congrats Juan. I'm liking that pic by the way.

And don't worry man, we'll keep stacking the admin team until until the zees have it.

Ramona
Nov 9 2012 19:08
Chilli Sauce wrote:
Quote:
He is a Minneapolis Jew Rican

Affirmative action strikes again wink

I hoped our earnest attempts to get more people from Minneapolis involved in class struggle politics wouldn't be so transparent sad

Chilli Sauce wrote:
And don't worry man, we'll keep stacking the admin team until until the zees have it.

You mean "zeds", right?

Steven.
Nov 9 2012 20:04
Ramona wrote:
Chilli Sauce wrote:
Quote:
He is a Minneapolis Jew Rican

Affirmative action strikes again wink

I hoped our earnest attempts to get more people from Minneapolis involved in class struggle politics wouldn't be so transparent sad

yes, and we already have too many Jews!

klas batalo
Nov 9 2012 20:32

definitely exciting yes!?

i look forward to more and more us and north american participation and content on libcom.org

i know that many left ages ago when the forums were more crazy, but as far as i can tell it is a much better space now for discussions, and with abc down for a long time it'd be nice to slowly but surely expand the north american section, etc if possible.

grin

S. Artesian
Nov 9 2012 23:50

Anybody who can withstand that cold in Minneapolis is clearly strong enough to handle the rigors of Libcom administration.

Random note; Jeannette Goldstein, who played Vasquez in Aliens, is also Jewish/Puerto Rican.

"Mira, who's snow white?" (Vasquez)

"She's some kind of consultant or something. Apparently she saw an alien once" (Ferro)

"Well whoopee fuckin' do" (Hudson)

wojtek
Nov 10 2012 00:07

Juan, just between you and me, who did you have to sleep with to get this gig? black bloc

S-J
Nov 10 2012 01:23

According to soundcloud there's no such genre as 'anarcho-dubstep'... perhaps this should be changed? Or maybe it's for the best...

Juan Conatz
Nov 10 2012 02:51

I believe I'm also the only person who hasn't been to a university? Finally, an authentic proletarian voice for our age.

Seriously though, not really going to do anything different. I pretty much had most of the admin powers prior to being asked, although I know have permission to use these powers twisted

Nate
Nov 10 2012 03:44
wojtek wrote:
Juan, just between you and me, who did you have to sleep with to get this gig? black bloc

We'll know as soon has he decides which other admin he's going to ban.

minfellman
Nov 10 2012 04:59

Congratulations. I think you have all of us heading in the right direction.

jolasmo
Nov 10 2012 09:49
Quote:
revolutionary dubstep archive.

Yes!

syndicalist
Nov 10 2012 21:13

EDIT: Ah.. The announcement is of great historical importance.. I wished the guy well and deleted it. Thought I double posted. Anyway, have fun.

lzbl
Nov 10 2012 15:09

WEY!

syndicalist
Nov 10 2012 16:16

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Jared
Nov 12 2012 09:48

Is this the end of the Liquidation Faction? wink

fnbrill
Nov 12 2012 10:18

does North America get several future draft picks for the trade?

petey
Nov 12 2012 20:29
S. Artesian wrote:
Random note; Jeannette Goldstein, who played Vasquez in Aliens, is also Jewish/Puerto Rican.

not forgetting geraldo rivera

S. Artesian
Nov 12 2012 22:28
petey wrote:

not forgetting geraldo rivera

Right, but I wish I could. No match for Vasquez, clearly. Vasquez is just too bad.

jesuithitsquad
Nov 14 2012 04:06

i went to the twitters to offer congrats to juan only to discover he has been disappeared. is this what happens when one joins the libcop collective? the mask has slipped .

but yeah, congrats to all!